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In The Trades

Canada’s Building Trades Unions are connecting first-year Red Seal apprentices with small and medium-sized contractors across Canada through the federally-funded In The Trades program. Learn more about the program and apply below.

Labour Mobility Tax Deduction for Tradespeople

Canada’s Building Trades Unions are pleased the Labour Mobility Tax Deduction for Tradespeople was included in Budget 2022. How will it work? Who is eligible? How can you use it? We’ve put together materials to answer these questions and more. Click below to learn about the Labour Mobility Tax Deduction for Tradespeople. 

CBTU Statement on Budget 2022

Read CBTU’s full statement on Budget 2022 and the inclusion of a Labour Mobility Deduction for Tradespeople.

The Voice of Canada’s
Construction Workers.

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are the national voice of over half a million Canadian construction workers—members of 14 international unions who work in more than 60 different trades and occupations, and generate six percent of this country’s GDP.

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Just Transition
Just Transition

The Gov’t needs to ensure a Just Transition is just for all stakeholders, including skilled trades workers.

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How are we
Building Canada?

Construction is Canada’s largest private-sector industry. Its direct impact on the economy is immense:




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of the GDP

Interested in a
Skilled Trades Career?

Through an online assessment and matching portal, prospective candidates will be able to explore all of the unique opportunities and career paths that exist in the unionized construction trades; assess their skills and suitability for a particular trade as a career; get matched with a local building trades union; and identify any gaps or supports they may need to get started.

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